Goodman in London

Time: 19:30 GMT Date: Déardaoin 5 Deireadh Fómhair 2017 Venue: Cecil Sharp House, London, NW1 7AY Event Over


Aoife Ní Bhriain

We are delighted to share the story of Canon James Goodman and the journey of this collection to the 21st century. Combining spoken word, curated imagery, and live musical performance, the audience will learn of the life and times of Canon Goodman and the musical landscape of 19th century southwest Ireland. They will witness in the playing of fiddle player Aoife Ní Bhriain and uilleann piper Caoimhín Ó Fearghail how Irish traditional music constantly flows between the past and the present in this case ushered into view by the Irish Traditional Music Archive. The performance will run seamlessly between narration, backdrop imagery, and musical performance. Drawing on the resources of ITMA, artist Michael Fortune has designed a visual backdrop which will enhance context for the audience. Aoife Ní Bhriain, a member of the Goodman Trio and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail have programmed a balanced selection of tunes to highlight the variety and authenticity of the collection. Grace Toland, Director of ITMA will deliver the story of the Goodman collection. This performance will take place on the 5 October 2017 in Kennedy Hall, Cecil Sharp House the home of the English Folk Dance & Song Society, an appropriate setting to engage established and new audiences. The event will also be live streamed to increase audience and access, and will be filmed by ITMA for archival and promotional purposes. 

ITMA and Irish Heritage would like to acknowledge the generous support of Trinity College Dublin, Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.